mission & vision
Supporting individuals and communities to thrive
CultureSeed is located on 150 acres in the Columbia Gorge region of the Pacific Northwest at the confluence of Buck Creek and the White Salmon River, a designated Wild and Scenic River. We are surrounded by year-round streams and host stands of second growth Douglas fir, riparian transition zones, and oak savannah. CultureSeed has access to a community learning garden, a makers-space that includes a wood shop, ceramic studio and community room, and a three seasons campground with a yurt, outdoor kitchen and yoga platforms. CultureSeed has a network of resourced adults serving as mentors and volunteers.
On-site and off-site, CultureSeed offers a variety of transformational programs for regional underserved youth through a year-round mentoring program combining outdoor adventure, leadership and civic engagement. By recruiting youth whose potential is often overlooked, CultureSeed seeks to activate their leadership and connection to place, introducing and expanding the healing joy of the outdoors, and the empowering awareness that they too are agents of change. One of the most important things CultureSeed can do is help young people find their way to be in service to something larger than themselves, to feel the support of their community in the crafting of a joyful and satisfying life.
CultureSeed also serves as an incubator for additional community programs that enhance the opportunities for CultureSeed youth. These additional programs create sustained connection to the wider community and opportunities to learn from one another. We are happy to support emerging programs that demonstrate holistic approaches to living in balance through fiscal-sponsorship and incubator support.
CultureSeed was born out of the interest of founding members of the Atlan Community.